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My KV36FS70 has been destroyed.. Should I get a new one or something else?

Discussion in 'TVs' started by Jon Weaver, Sep 11, 2001.

  1. Jon Weaver

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    I had a few problems with my FS70 and thought I should get them fixed before the warantee runs out in January.

    I reported my faults and got a local engineer out who said it needed a new tube.

    Empire Direct wanted to confirm it themselves and sent a courier to pick it up.

    The guys came without packagaing or anything to put the TV in, so just placed a few bits of polystirene around it and used 'washing line' to hold it to the side.

    Bearing in mind that this was 100kg of TV.. I didn't think it would make the journey.

    Still, its wasn't my problem.. I signed for it.. I t was the courier and Empire Directs problem.

    Today I got a phonecall with some "Bad News".

    The TV got smashed up on route.. Apparantly, the internal PCBs were all cracked!

    In fairness to Empire Direct, they immdiatly offered a replacement which will be on its way tommorow.

    But I wonder if there is anything better.

    I like the sound of the new Toshiba, but have seen reports on this forum of a few problems..

    Bearing in mind, I am ULTRA-fussy.. I would spot any and every problem that there is.

    Is the Sony FS70 still the best? Is there anything better?

    I would even be tempted to go to Plasma or something, but the price jump is a little too high for my tastes.

    Any thoughts would be appreicated

    Jon
     
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    can you wait 6-7 weeks?<br />loewe acconda 40' will be out<br />it may not be 'flat screen' but i expect a better picture.the high def' tube should make all the difference<br />also,expect to pay approx £4000 for it.<br />oh,it looks exactly the same as the 32' but bigger
     
  3. Jon Weaver

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    Temping, but I have a few concerns.

    1. It seems with CRT the overall picture gets worse as size increases.. I have to say that I am not over impressed with my Sony (or any of the 36" screens I have seen).. I expect the 40" to be even worse

    2. Price.. If I was going to spend 4k on a CRT, I would rather pay the same on a Plasma

    3. Weight.. It likely to be heavy. I am already pushing it by putting the Sony on a glass stand

    4. Size.. I just don't have the space.

    <br />But thanks for the advice.
     
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    Hi.<br /> How about the 32" Aconda?<br />I did alot of leg work 12 months or<br />so ago and nothing comes close.<br /> The NTSC Dvd play back is something<br />else.<br /> Happy shopping<br />Gary
     
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    I would then reconsider the Sony 36" with a cabinat not a glass stand. Perhaps also the Panasonic 36" PB.

    Despite what some people say and What video Tv, the Toshiba is not the best!! That is not an opinion, IT'S A FACT!

    As for youe new comments on the Loewe, a 4 grand plasma could never compare to a HD CRT. After all, neither does a 8 grand plasma.
     
  6. Jon Weaver

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    mo,

    You have confused me.. Why a cabinet over a glass stand?

    I had the TV on a glass stand and it will go back on the same stand.

    My problems isn't that the TV fell of the stand or the stand broke.

    The fact is that my supplier wanted it back to look at my problem and the courier destroyed it in transit.

    It was immaculate when it left my house.
     
  7. Jon Weaver

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    I will be interested to see the 40" CRT.

    When I have looked at all CRT TVs they definatly seem to get worse, the bigger the tube gets..

    But I can't help to be impressed by the plasma screens that I have seen... They are certainly clearer than my 36 inch Sony.. And they are also 50% bigger!
     
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    geomtry maybe?<br />but they've been testing this tv for over a year now,i'm reasonbly convinced at this moment that most problems are under control!!

    watchout for a all new premier range of 32' tv's in jan'.<br />they look great!!!!!!<br />named 'articos'<br />you heard it here first folks!! by me.
     
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    I was looking at getting a large TV screen (toshiba 40wh0b) but in the end went for a projector as a I wanted the home cinema experience and my old 25" sony fst is still great <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> . Anyway I nearly also bought the Sony KV32FQ75S? 32" CRT tv but this imho had the best picture quality by a long distance I have seen, and Ive looked at a lot!.

    I dont know what the difference between the FS and FQ Sony models but for me the picture quality on the FQ series was simply stunning. I may still get a Sony 32" FQ TV when they can be had for 1000 perhaps at xmas? <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
     
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    Get something else, had problems myself with the 36, green patch, dirty looking screen, red bleed.

    Saw one in Curries that was amazing but that was the only really good one I have seen.

    The lottery of getting a TV never gets easier!!
     
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    If you are as picky as you say you are I strongly advise you to stay clear of plasma. I've yet to see one that didn't posterise due to sloppy AD stages and they all exhibited a nasty hardclip into the whites regardless of settings.

    Then again I've yet to see a 100Hz TV that didn't exhibit similar problems to a degree : although I''ve yet to see the newer panasonic.

    If I was looking for a new large screen TV I'd think about one of the non-100Hz toshiba CRT RPTVs. I'd then either find out how to access the service menus and recalibrate the geometry to optimum and do the colour temp or get someone like Gordon Fraser and pay them to carry out the calibration.

    The loewe 40" sounds nice but again you are right when you say it may have geometry issues and I personally don't rate the 100Hz engine on the Loewes as all that great. The fact that it can take a VGA input is nice but bear in mind if its anything like the smaller sets it will only handle max 60Hz refresh so your still going to get 3:2 pulldown artifacts on film originated material.
     
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    Jeff: Powerhouse feed all their TV's with a DVD signal although as you can imagine some TV's obviously get a weaker signal in the shop with 40 of them showing the same picture!.
     
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    Does the Sony mentioned so far got DRC? And how's this DRC thingie?
     

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